If you are lucky enough to have some family time in The Mackay Region, try these bucket list experiences for young and old!
Sunrise with the wallabies and kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough National Park.
Spot platypus from the viewing platforms at Broken River, Eungella National Park.
Taste and learn at the Sarina Sugar Shed. Watch how sugar is extracted from the cane on miniature processing and distilling equipment, then taste a range of sweet delights made on site.
Fly 25 metres above ground with tree-top views of the Finch Hatton rainforest at Forest Flying.
Try your luck fishing at one of the many dams, rivers and islands, or let the experts do the work with a local fishing charter.
Walk or cycle the Bluewater Trail, with more than 20 kilometres of trail connecting popular Mackay destinations including the Bluewater Quay, Bluewater Lagoon, Botanic Gardens and Mackay City beaches.
Visit Theresa Creek Dam, Clermont, for a ski, swim, fish, camp or for a scenic lunch at the kiosk.
Swim at the free public Bluewater Lagoon, with three tiers of swimming pools and a special kids area with huge water bucket.
Take a farm tour and interact with cute farm animals in an organic farming setting at Freckle Farm.
Explore the Dudley Denny City Library with interactive learning experiences for young and old.
Watch Mackay's virtual tour and get inspired: